The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Microsoft Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 84 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.40% 0.40% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.42% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.50
Microsoft Consultant
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
949 957 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.15% 94.94% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 594 397
Median daily rate £425 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 47
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% -48.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -15 1 - -
Microsoft Consultant
North West

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Microsoft Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) CRM
2 6 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (22.22%) Office 365
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (22.22%) Skype
7 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (11.11%) Advertising

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Skype
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) CRM
2 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft